What is a composite

A composite is a man-made materialcombined of two or more different materials which, when combined, are stronger than the same individual materials. It is a combination of natural or artificial elements of different physical or chemical properties. These materials do not mix or lose their individual properties. They combine with each other to bring their most useful properties, giving an extremely beneficial end result. The composites are usually designed for specific applications such as increased strength, performance or durability. It is the product of the future in today's extremely technologically demanding world.


Two main features of the composite:

Production of composites
Production of composites

Production of composites


An important feature of composites is that their properties are never the sum or average of the properties of the components that form them. One of the components of a composite is usually a binder otherwise called a matrix (e.g. adhesive, resin) which ensures the consistency, hardness and flexibility of the material. The task of the matrix is to transfer the loads to the second component of the composite - a structural component, also called asa filler. In case of composite materials we deal with, the function of a filler is most frequently performed by various types of fibres, mats and fabrics, including carbon, glass, aramid and other. The role of these components is to provide compressionand tensile strength. Due to them the composites are also appropriately stiff.

Various types of spacers can supplement the composite designed in this manner TC3 specializes in innovative solutions that have a positive impact on the environment. We are promoters of natural materials, namely cork agglomerate obtained from the cork oak bark (the same which is used to produce wine stoppers).


Properties of composites

Advantage over other solutions

Benefits Parameters Metal Wooden plywood Panel with honeycombcore Plycork Composite
Technological Thermal insulation
Sound insulation
Anti-vibration insulation
Wide temperature range (-40 ~ +150°)
Resistance to salts, chemicals, etc.
Resistance to water and moisture
Practical Simple assembly
Low weight
Easy to shape
Construction and insulating material in one (2in1)
Environmental CO2 absorption
Minor impact on environmental
Economic Lower operating costs



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Our composites create lighter, better world


Due to their properties, low weight and high strength properties, composite materials are usedin many applications. They are successfully used in such demanding industries as the automotive and aviation industries. In modern cars, larger and larger modules are made of composites reinforced mainly with fibres and fabrics. More and more often, thereinforcement of buildingsis performed with the application of composite rods.


Properties of composites

Example application of composite materials:

Structural profiles, vaulting structures of exhibition halls and pavilions, load-bearing elements of footbridges, elements reinforcing steel structures and concrete pools, tanks, reinforced concrete bars.

Shipbuilding and boatbuilding
Hulls of boats, yachts, motor boats, cutters, ship and cold room doors, partition walls, ship ceilings, pontoons and floats, tubes for torpedo and missile launchers, protective shields, antenna masts, radar shields and antennas.

Passenger aircraft components, glider structures.

Wagon and locomotive casings, wagon bodies - walls, ceilings and floors, water tanks, washbasin cabins, cable car wagons.

Automotive industry
Car bodies, truck cabins, bus roofs and fronts, scooter and truck casings, camping trailers.

Chemical, petrochemical and food industry
Pipelines, tanks, electrolytic tanks, ventilating hoods, chimneys, pump and fan enclosures, mixers.

Electrical engineering, power engineering and machine-building industry
Enclosures for electrical equipment and motors, covers and enclosures for switchboards and gas boxes, blades for wind power plants, enclosures for machine tools, fans, covers.

Sports equipment
Bows, jumping poles, skis, ski poles, tennis racquets, fishing rods, masts, sport and performance boats, bicycles, protectors.

The use of composite materials
The use of composite materials
The use of composite materials
The use of composite materials
The use of composite materials
The use of composite materials
The use of composite materials
The use of composite materials
The use of composite materials
The use of composite materials
The use of composite materials